Editorials

Letters to the Editor

The letters to the editor in advance of the Nov. 6 election are coming in, and we love it. It’s great to see so many people passionate about having a voice in the direction of our nation, state and county government. A letter to the editor is an excellent, free opportunity to spread the ...

Desperate times

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and when it comes to the health of the planet Earth, these are desperate times. [A couple of weekends ago], the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report, saying we are already seeing the consequences of global ...

Nov. 6 is important

In the course of a month, President Donald Trump has gone from calling Christine Blasey Ford a “credible” witness against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to mocking her testimony to calling it a “hoax” to saying the discussion is over because, in his words, “We won.” Call it ...

Parents need to be parents

Columbus, Ohio, police Officer Peter Casuccio made headlines this week after telling an 11-year-old the boy was lucky to be alive. Good for Casuccio for doing what the lad’s parents should have. Casuccio was on patrol last Saturday when he received a call about two youngsters brandishing ...

Cheers and Jeers

CHEERS — To Gloversville City Clerk Jennifer Mazur and her idea and effort to have two trees planted in Myers Park dedicated to Richard and Axel Steenburg. The men are two of the victims of the Schoharie limousine accident which claimed the lives of 20 people, most of them in their late ...

More mature behavior needed

Actions by some Democrats in the U.S. Senate has resembled nothing as much as a temper tantrum during recent weeks. One might have thought that after the vote to confirm the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, they would have decided more mature behavior was appropriate. But ...

It does cost the taxpayer

The recent sewer issues plaguing the new Johnstown high school swimming pool is something school officials, and taxpayers should be concerned with. There is a bigger picture here. With the recent defeat of a budget that had to be reconfigured and then voted on again, school officials kept ...

Letters to the Editor

The letters to the editor in advance of the Nov. 6 election are coming in, and we love it. It’s great to see so many people passionate about having a voice in the direction of our nation, state and county government. A letter to the editor is an excellent, free opportunity to spread the ...

Limited in scope

Behavior by some Democrat leaders in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice reminds one of some sports fans who just can’t believe their team lost. You know the refrain: We was robbed! But Democrats who engaged in character assassination against Kavanaugh ...

Justice must be served

Entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein was chosen long ago as the poster pervert for the #MeToo movement. Yet this week, he became a reminder that justice in America is for everyone, not just people we like. Weinstein has been accused by many women of having used his power to victimize them ...

Big shoes to fill

Some in the White House are not especially fond of Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who became this country’s ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump. Still, there is evidence Trump himself understood her great value to Americans. Haley revealed this ...

The sooner the better

Space exploration is dangerous. No amount of technological advances and expensive safeguards changes the fact that the brave women and men who travel beyond the atmosphere have agreed to be strapped to the tops of massive amounts of explosives. We were reminded of the hazards this week, when ...

Journalism matters

This is National Newspaper Week, observed annually for 78 years in our country. The theme for 2018 is, “Journalism matters — now more than ever.” Journalism does matter. Fact-finders, reporters, questioners ... they matter precisely because too many in positions of power wish they did ...

You are not alone

Here is a sobering fact — between 1959 and 1975, 58,000 American soldiers died in Vietnam. During that same time period, 51,000 American women were murdered by male partners. (Domestic Violence, The Shameful Facts, State of New Jersey, Dept. of Community Affairs, Division for Women, ...

Coming together

Saturday’s tragic crash in Schoharie which took 20 lives is still very much close to home and very painful. While a majority of the people who died in the accident were from Amsterdam, others were from Gloversville and Johnstown. Only a few have been identified by law officials. One family ...

What about Kim Jong Un’s cyberwarfare?

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un insists he is prepared to scrap his nuclear weapons and, presumably, his intercontinental missiles. But he didn’t say anything about cyberwarfare. Whether Kim will keep his promises about military hardware remains to be seen. Indeed, as President Donald ...

A tough time for everyone

When hotlines and help lines that provide support for victims of rape and sexual assault were flooded with an unprecedented volume of calls last week, it wasn’t because women across the nation wanted to promote liberal political agendas or ruin men’s lives. It was because they needed to ...

Time to move forward

An FBI report focusing on allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has found no evidence to back them up. Yet, many Senate Democrats insist Kavanaugh is guilty. He should not be confirmed, they insist. Was there ever any real doubt that would be the ...

It’s not the climate, it’s the taxes

Gov. Cuomo believes the sun and fun of Miami Beach has New Yorkers packing their bags. He says upstaters want more sunshine. He believes they might want to fish more. He mostly believes it is not because New York’s economy is a burden. The governor is convinced happy days are here ...

The Mueller investigation is ending

As often is the case when special counsel investigations are launched in Washington, the one headed by Robert Mueller has become far more complex and wide-ranging than some observers expected. It was in May 2017 that Mueller was told by the Justice Department to form a team and investigate ...